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: jeffrey brown will be watching the congressional races for us all night. jeff, here's your first pass. >> brown: thank you, and with me is christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg, editor of the rothen berg report to help sort through the senate races. let's start with florida, christina. >> none of the races that gwen and judy just mentioned called by the associated press were a big surprise but florida was an opportunity for the republicans. they thought this could end up being close. for a long time, senator nelson has been able to maintain his advantage there, even as the president and mitt romney are basically tied, in part pause he's as you been able to win the conservative democrats in the panhandle area of florida. but also this is just a state that has been so focused on for the presidential race, it hasn't gotten as much attention. >> brown: does it tell us much about the presidential race? >> i don't think so. if you talk to republicanned inners about connie mack's campaign, you get a load of criticism. he didn't raise money. he entered the race late. he didn't put togeth
examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: for the first time in four years, president obama did not have to worry about re-election today. still, there was little time to savor tuesday's victory, in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage on this day after the election of 2012. >>
. now we'll go to geoffrey brown for more on these and other congressional matters. >> brown: thanks, gwen. i'm with, here with political editor christina bell and tony and stuart rothenberg, editor of the rothenberg political report. so if we start to look at the senate, they were talking about indiana called early for mitt romney on the presidential side. stu, that is not the case in this important senate race. >> we thought it might be when we first looked back months ago. >> brown: you mean months ago. richard murdoch ended up defeating richard lugar long-time senator dick lugar in a rather bitter nasty republican, an ideological race where murdoch attacked lugar for not only being too liberal on questions of guns and national security but also not having a e, not living in the state. murdoch seem to be the clear favorite to win the seat to hold on the seat for the republicans but stumble after stumble he looked sometimes unwilling to compromise, angry, bitter. and i think it worked on voters. then more recently we had a controversy on rape and abortion and whether it was a misst
. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won in wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral college, but the popular vote was neck and neck. in his victory speech, mr. obama promised better days ahead. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president watched the returns in his hometown of chicago. bigad shaban is there. >> repo
to geoffrey brown for more on these and other congressional matters. >> brown: thanks, gwen. i'm with, here with political editor christina bell and tony and stuart rothenberg, editor of the rothenberg political report. so if we start to look at the senate, they were talking about early for mitt romney on the presidential side. stu, that is not the case in this important senate race. >> we thought it might be when we first looked back months ago. >> brown: you mean months ago. richard murdoch ended up defeating richard lugar long-time senatorick lugar in a rathi bitter nasty republican, an ideological racea where murdoch attacked lugar for not only being too liberal on questions of guns and national security but also not hingn ang residence in the state, not living in the state. murdoch seem to be the clear favorite to win the seat to hold on the seat for the republicans but stumble after stumble he looked sometimes unwilling to compromise, angry, bitter. and i think itorked on voters. then more recently we had a o controversy on rape a abortion and whether it was a misstatement or misinter
begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> if you're flying out of the new york area today or tomorrow, you'd better check your flights. united airlines canceling about 500 flights out of newark, jfk, and laguardia because of the weather. the airline is letting passengers rebook their flights without paying fees. other airlines say they're evaluating which flights to cancel. however, delta, u.s. airways, and american airlines are letting passengers change flights without penalty. they're anticipating bad weather coming their way. the parks in new york city closing at noon today as a result of the expectation today. everybody getting ready again. >>> speaking of getting ready, we are getting ready for changes in our forecast. 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with snow on the way, tom. >> we've got a coastal storm that's been developing since yesterday evening. now just off
to the propositions. a big story around the bay area and the state. let's look at the big one. governor brown has a lot riding on prop 30. you essentially heard all of the information on this. this would increase taxes for people making $250,000 or more. most of the money would go to public schools. jerry brown, about an hour said hang tight, we're going to come back in this race. and he speaks the truth. in the last hour, prop 30 has taken a slight lead in terms of the yes votes. yes on 30. very slightly over the no votes. >> all right. let's check in with cheryl hurd live in sacramento, where the governor has been the last couple of weeks, making a big push for yes on 30. saying he needed this to pass or the trigger cuts were going to go in. but it was iffy for a very long time. >> no one is giving up on this race. this crowd right here is waiting for the governor. a lot of people you see here are waiting on pins and needles as they watch these results come in for a yes on 30. a yes on 30 would add between $7 billion and $9 billion a year for the next seven years through an increased tax. right
. latino issues. black and brown voters emerged this year as power brokers saying white people cannot get together in a historic they want. you have to deal with black and brown people as serious at the electoral level. the gop at this point is a madman group in a modern family group. i stole that of a tweet of a strategist just before we hit the air. they have to adapt to thee right now. >> i think a lot of republicans, i saw it last night and today, they try to place blame somewhere and they're going to do it inappropriately. they're going to blame sandy, chris christie paul ryan. they're going to blame voters for being dumb and voting against their interests. i think and i've said this president obama because mitt romney was the w candidate at the wrong time. i think he would have won in 2008. he needed a time machine. a bad year to be the guy running against universal health care when you crafted a similar piece of legislation in massachusetts. running on a message of business and success and capitalism when that's demonized in the class war. it was just the wrong
gets a win over scott brown in that closely watched massachusetts race. we'll look at how all the big races play out across the country, what it means for the coming fiscal fight on capitol hill. also ahead, bill karins going to join us from down democracy plaza with an update on this radar map a nor'easter headed straight for some of the same areas wiped out by last week's superstorm. we'll be right back at 30 rock in just a minute. >>> last night president obama became just the 17th president in u.s. hist troy win a second full term in office when he defeated mitt romney to reclaim the presidency. should he serve out the full second term, he'll be the 13th president in our country's hist troy do so. you want to sound smart today? tell your friends that president obama's re-election marks the first time, get this, since 1816 that the united states has had three consecutive presidents elected to a second term before president obama, of course, george w. bush and bill clinton. the last three consecutive two-term presidents were thomas jefferson, james madison, and james monroe. let's g
, while the house stays in republican hands. >>> and governor jerry brown talks politics and prop 30. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> and we know in our hearts for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the voters speak. huge victory for president obama. >> winning pretty much all of the key battleground states, including ohio. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> there is just this sense of deflation and defeat in this room. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. >> the president has been re-elected, but nobody's put the stamp of approval on his program. >> the republicans have maintained control of the house of representatives. the democrats will still be in charge of the senate. >> it's now whether president obama decide
. a big win for governor brown and for california schools. prop 30 passed with 54% of the vote. it is a plan that will increase taxes on wealthy californians to help better fund schools. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec over in oakland now with reaction from some of the teachers and voters alike. anne. >> reporter: looks calm out here but you can bet there's a lot of celebration from administrators, teachers and parents. now that prop 30 has passed. it is going to raise taxes and it's going to bring california an extra $6 billion a year. >> knowing that proposition 30 passed, what are you thoughts on that? >> reporter: the lesson today, prop 30 is saving the day. >> i think it's a huge day for california. it shows that california voters care about education and public services in the state. >> reporter: if prop 30 didn't pass, schools would have endured billions of dollars in cuts. >> i would say that it could have been extremely detrimental to the opportunities of our young people of california. and so this was a must that it passed. >> reporter: in the end, 54% of californians, al
johnson reports, those same voters turned out well known incumbent councilman michael brown. >> reporter: this was the scene at 14th and u streets in the early hours this morning after president obama was declared the winner. >> we have four more years to finish what has been started. >> reporter: board of elections said the president got 91% of the d.c. vote. that percentage will go even higher when special and absentee ballots are counted. >> what i want most in the president for the second term is for him to really stand up for democracy. >> reporter: d.c. mayor gray hopes the president can do more to help the city in the second term. authority over its budget and legislation are at the top of the mayor's wish list. >> he's an eloquent spokesperson. he's a brilliant man and we need his support to be able to get what should be rightfully ours and that is full participation in the united states. >> reporter: roughly a quarter million d.c. voters cast ballots in tuesday's election. the turnout helped first time independent council candidate david caruso to defeat michael brown. >> i
to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the commute looks good on 80 now. but this last night there the freeway waclosed for more than five hours. this
as well as lieutenant governor anthony brown. also on hand prince george's county executive rushern baker, and he had a few words to say. >> that the money is going towards education. it's going to help build 210. it's going for health care and jobs and jobs and jobs. so thank you for this great victory. >> reporter: still a very quiet scene down here at national harbor. the last few days we spent in prince george's county as well as yesterday, we spent most of the day at the polling locations. it was interesting to hear some of the feedback from some of the residents. got those that were for it and those in opposition. it will be interesting to see later on today what those people think now that the ballot has actually passed. we'll check in with you a little bit latelater. that's the latest from national harbor. >> marylanders also passed question four, allowing undocumented immigrants to attend maryland colleges for in-state tuition. they must attend high school for three years in maryland and show their parents paid income taxes during that time. maryland is the first sta in the count
that showed you could vote for ident obama and linda. we are going good to tampa, where judith brown is standing by, co-director of a project, a racial justice advocate. she is joining us from tampa, and florida has just closed their polls. what did you find? >> thanks for having me. it is an interesting day. a steady flow of people throughout the day. long lines that we saw in early voting. a number of concerns. the number one concern we saw across the state is what we might call the abuse of provisional ballots. here in one county, voters coming out of the polling places saying that they did not get to vote by regular ballot. we have concern about that, because we know about 2008. they threw out about half of e ballots. real concerns. we have heard that in broward county and other areas, miami dade. we have concerns about whether or not those votes will be counted, and there was a handout across the country. ohio, the same issue. provisional ballots. using it as the default. in ohio, in particular, the state was student. -- was sued. the same thing in franklin and hamilton county's
senator scott brown. >> this victory belongs to you. you did this. you did this. you did this. for every family that has been squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight for a level playing field and put people back to work. [applause] >> and we look at ballot initiatives across the country from legalizing marijuana to upholding same-sex marriage. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has been reelected to a second term with a resounding victory over republican challenger mitt romney. obama ended the night with at least 303 electoral votes, sweeping the critical battleground states of ohio, iowa, wisconsin, pennsylvania, nevada, and colorado. obama's tally is expected to rise after in florida, were he currently leads romney by over 46,000 votes. in a victory speech from chicago, obama said he returns to the white house with renewed purpose. >> i return to the white house moh determined and more inspired than ever about the future that lies ahead. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours
, two years from now we will have another midterm election. >> brown: if you think about four years ago, there was no tea party. two years later, that's what we're hearing about. here we are two years later. and the question that i think we're all sort of groping at here is how much does it-- is it a national movement or how much was it limited? >> don't forget how much of this is determined by republican primaries. and this actually goes to the size of the electorate. in a lot of cases, richard mourdocks victory could be looking at as they have this internal party struggle-- ted cuz was elected tonight and will be coming to the senate. that could push the entire direction of the republican party in a different way, and that's what the tea party is looking at. they say the they're still aliv. they're sending out messages of that tonight. >> brown: social media? >> regular meade what, saying we're still alive and well. >> woodruff: to overlay what you all have been talking about, the a.p. is reminding us that the democrats now will maintain their majority in the senate, and i'm just-- yo
to straightening thing out and a referendum on jerry brown as well. >> we'll talk about that. alan martin is at the yes on 30 headquarters tonight. where is everybody? what are you hearing? >> well, they're getting pretty energized because this crowd has not been down at all tonight. they're hopeful that as we are seeing, as more votes are being counted that prop 30 will pass. why the state budget was written the way it was? it kicks $6 billion in budget cuts in mostly to education. the big supporters are with the california teachers association. if it passes the state sales tax goes up a quarter, a quarter penny on the dollar for four years, it would last for four years. income tax would go up for seven years if you make more than $250,000 a year. now, that revenue would offset the trigger. earlier i asked dean vogel head of the teacher's union, a happens if the trigger cuts go into effect. >> people are saying we have to stay to the world standards in california and now you're going to eliminate 15 instructal days it doesn't make sense. but that's where we are. what we believe is when w
, democrats needed 25 seats to gain control, no change in leadership there. >> governor brown's proposal to raise taxes to rescue schools was the big issue. the margin to approve it grew. prop 30 leading by six point margin most votes counted. consumers and high income earner will pay more in taxes. prop 38 would have increased taxes on the middle class to help fun education was soundly defeated. amy hollyfield joins us live with more. >> reporter: shopping is why a lot of people come to emeryville when you shop is when you are going to feel the affects of prop 30, a quarter cent sales tax increase to fund prop 30 the wealthy californians will pay for the rest of prop 30 their income tax will go up between one and three percent. supporters of prop 30 were thrilled when they got word the measure was leading. this morning it was officially called that prop 30 had received support at the ballot box. governor brown staked his term as governor on this measure he pushed it hard, telling people there would be billions in cuts at the schools, if it failed. >> here we are, we have a vote of the p
got after the resignation of chairman kwame brown amid bank fraud charges. serving out the remainder of brown's term. also on the city council, there was actually an at large upset with michael grasso, an independent, unseated michael brown, and that large independent member of the council. he will be joining vincent orange, who will return as an incumbent democrat in one of those at large seats. and there was a series of ethics related charter amendments on the d.c. city council -- by the voters today actually for the district government. they deal with ethics issues. so anything like someone who commits a felony or a gross misconduct can be voted out by a member of the council. and if an elected member of d.c. government, say a council member is convicted of some crime, that person will have to leave the job and can't reclaim the job again. some pretty not surprising races in terms of incumbents. delegate eleanor holmes-norton will return to congress as d.c.'s nonvoting delegate. and browser, alexander, and evans will also return as incumben incumbents. we're live in northwest, bac
been called has been called for the democrats, scott brown losing in massachusetts, very important. and republicans losing in indiana, and also have lost in missouri now. right now, house democrats aren't having a good night. senate democrats having a great night. >> reporter: let's break them down one by one. let's start with virginia. obviously, in our backyard. former virginia governor, tim kaine, vs. george allen. the two men have been deadlocked in the polls for over a year and a half. allen has been climbing back in the polls recently. is this a must win state for republicans to have a shot for majority in the senate? >> i think based upon the race so far, allen has to win. i think it's a must win at this time of night. >> reporter: taking a look at the massachusetts race. fox news calling this race for elizabeth warren. this is a huge win for her, bob. beating incumbent scott brown. how did this happen? >> it is a blue state. elizabeth warren raised a lot of money, went toe to toe with him in the debates and won this race. >> reporter: facing off with todd akin, fox news ca
hike to rescue the state's school. it was supported by governor jerry brown. it will raise $6 million annually by increasing the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years in raising income tax on the wealthy by 3 percent for seven years ticket of the brown has emerged victorious in this year's election the measure was leaving just over-- earlier results showed the measure cruising slowly but it can gain momentum after 2:00 a.m. with a difference of more than 500,000 votes. in a rally just before midnight brown declared victory sang the overstate of camelot ossicles. >> people would not otherwise agree on many things came together they can to get from many reasons. the core reason that brought people together in support of proposition 30 was the belief in our schools and our universities and in the capacity of the state government to make some wise investments that will benefit all of us. that is what proposition 30 was all about. >> proposition 30 now the first general tax the californians have passed in two decades. voting to tax themselves. here's the results of a competing measure
kid's knee bobby brown. >> boo. >> it took him 25 years. >> cobr cobra kai dojo will go . >> i precooked this -- it will be easier to break. >> switch the board. do you have a problem with that? essenti sensei i can beat this guy. >> i don't want you to beat him. i want him out of commission. >> just switch the board. >> the cobra kai used a precut board. >> if josh can break his board he will be champion. >> this is yours to lose. >> you idiot. >> hold on. now i got you. >> no. it's my head that hurts. >> i'm not going to be able to do anything about that. you get two tries. good luck. >> whoo! >> already got a champion student. you're all right josh. >> thanks bobby. >> all right. >> never d live or die creed. >> live. >> it's only a board breaking tournament. >> if you're going to honk my nose just do it. >> do you think next season will have a big enough budget to go to okinaw >> he's recording. he tells you to dance. >> no. >> me fight. >> oh. >> oh. he's got it. >> all right. when you're done, tell me. >> all right. i've got it. >> your turn. kill him. >> ooo. always bet
are still coming in. governor brown has still not shown up here. he is waiting and of course everybody wants to hear from him. but earlier, there was a minute thee valley with education leaders and with lawmakers who supported proposition 30. for example, one was a senate president. let's hear from him. >> tonight is the end of one difficult chapter. in california's history in the beginning of a new and better chapter where we reinvest in people we say education matters and we stand for california. thank you, thank you very much. >> so the state superintendent , talk about somebody who is very anxious to inned foo the results results -- to find the results of this proposition. he also told me if this pleasure pleasure -- this measure does not pass, be sure that several districts will go bankrupt. also on the ballot was proposition thirtd 8, another education-related proposition behind that one. she issued a statement a short time ago. molly said transformational changes take time, and we are committed to staying the course until our state truly does tackle the school funding crisis. we know
and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have approved a state-wide tax hike. californians passed proposition 30. ktvu's tara moriarty is in san francisco one of the biggest backers of the measure. >> reporter: it's no secret that public schools in san francisco are struggling. so for that reason, many parents decided to put their kids in private schools. also, voters in alameda and santa cruz county had support as well. but mo-dot county did not support this proposition. this is mission high school. in san francisco, it's it's the oldest -- it's the oldest high school. governor jerry brown spoke to supporters at the sheridan hotel before 11:30. he said nowhere else in the country would people vote for an education tax. >> here we are, we have a vote of the people. >> now, prop 30 will raise taxes for people who make at least $250,000 by up po 3 percentage points for three years. it's expected to raise $6 billion a year for three years for t
in california. governor brown is in sacramento to attend a prop 30 event where he will be monitoring the prop 30 and presidential election. amberly is at the state capital with what is happening there. >> we are at the sheraton where governor brown and prop 30 supporters will hold a watch party in less than two hours. right here is the spokesman for yes on prop 30, the proposition that would raise sales and income taxes for folks to help schools. and this is dan newman. in recent polls it shows the proposition lost some steam. how of course are you tonight? >> we are feeling pretty good. the governor has been traveling the state up and down north and south and east to west meeting with educators and school superintendents and people fed up with the cuts. we have had to lay off 30,000 teachers and take $20 billion out of our school and the class sizes are the largest and tuition rates have gone up by double for tuition rates and people want to support the schools and supporting prop 30. >> the governor is set to be here sometime after 8:00, that's the latest reporting live in sacramento, amberly,
. >> president barack obama re-elected to a second term. i am patty ann brown. >> it is wednesday october 7th. thank you for watching fox and friends first. let's get right to the numbers for you. president po bam ma winni-- pret obama winning 303 electoral votes. mitt romney winning 206 electoral votes. >> breaking down the popular vote president obama winning with 50 percent of the vote and mitt ronl knee had 48 percent. >>> the president winning almost all of the battle ground states let's take a look at those numbers florida, obama, 50 percent romney 49. to virginia swing state 51 percent romney 48 percent. >> colorado, obama taking 51 percent to romney's 47. >> to iowa where obama garnered 52 percent of the vote. romney 46 percent. >> ohio perhaps the most pivotal state of all. >> north carolina my home state obama 48 percent. romney winning this one with 51 percent. president obama 52. >> on to pennsylvania president obama 52 percent romney 47. we have team coverage of all of these election results and more. we have more on the president's victory. >> we also have heather nauert with a
governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we are live in san jose where we have the results on several important measures here in the county you may be surprised at what passed and what didn't. >>> many of you voted for warmer weather and you got it but now the results are coming in and it will be colder. we'll talk about that ktvu channel 2 news coming up. >>> good morning. welcome to wednesday it's november 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. day after election day. let's start with steve paulson. i voted for warm weather. i'm glad we have two more days. >> no. >> we're done? >> we're done. already the fog has come back to the coast. there will be a big change in that weather pattern. fog is coming back to the coast and rain as well. highs today 60s and 70s. >>> check out this amazing picture of this spectacular crash. a big wig heading eastbound slammed into center divide. the crash sent chunks of concrete into the westbound lanes. two other cars were involved in the crash. the driver of a chevy tahoe was taken to the hospital. a semi carrying mail was involved in th
up a senate seat in massachusetts. elizabeth warren defeated scott brown. he scored a huge victorine 2010 by capturing the seat held by the late senator ted kennedy. warren is the first woman elected to the senate from massachusetts. >>> after a long fight, much playing out on the airways via commercials, another casino and a big one is coming to maryland. coming up on fox 5 news at 5, reaction from county leaders who stand to benefit from the gambling expansion. >> and maryland voters have also approved a measure to legalize same-sex marriage. you'll hear from a couple who will finally get a chance to tie the knot. >> and the political newcomer managed to oust this d.c. council member. we'll speak with him live about his plans after a turbulent year at city hall. gary. >> thanks and this nor'easter is staying fairly far off the coast to give us anything, but it's bring something rain and some snow and wind. a lot of it to the northeast. when will it get out of here? when will our skies brighten, and what are we having just around the corner? lots to talk about first in the forecast.
will replace jim webb who is retiring from his seat. >>> in the district of columbia michael brown was defeated. >> david grosso edged him out. >> brown was troubled by a string of uncomfortable revelations concerning his finances. >> upset over a string of ethical failures by various city leaders, brown is out, david grosso is at large city councilman in our district. >> we want to get live to ko im. good morning. >> reporter: good morning andrea and mike. we continue to see most ethics this morning, three charter amendments surrounded the character of the politicians and they all passed overwhelmingly. the numbers tell the story of how voters want the 13 member council and the mayor to stay away from trouble. amendment 5 now lets council members with a five out of six vote to expel one of thinker own for quote -- their own for quote gross misconduct. also convicted of a felony while in office cannot complete his or her term or run for office ever again. and finally 78% of voters passed amendment 7 which applies the same restrictions to the mayor's seat. it has been a roller coaster year, mike
, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders from vermont are expecting to caucus with the democrats, right now 53 democratic seats to republican 45 and that could go up to 55 if the determines win montana and north dakota. we'll be right back. i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: how sweet it is and you bet! good morning everybody! congratulations to president obama and to all of us. it's a great victory. savor it enjoy it. put a big
not passed a tax increase on a statewide proposition since 2004 but this morning governor brown is declaring victory for proposition 30 the education tax. here are the numbers. 54% say yes. 46% say no. that is 100% reporting there. that being said tara moriarty is live in san francisco where voters overwhelmingly supported the measure. tara. >> reporter: good morning. students, teachers, and principal here at mission high school will probably be walking through these doors with an extra pep in their step. this is one of the city's the city's oldest comprehensive high school and it has struggled with test scores in the past but prop 30 may help change that. governor jerry brown's proposition 30 billed as a tax hike to rescue state schools has passed. 54% yes, to 46% no. it will raise the tax cut by a quarter of a cent per year and increase tax for those that make over $150,000 a year. >> here we are. we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state actually said let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools, for our california dreams. >> reporter: now the bi
. >>> governor brown is talk now so let's go to that sacramento news conference. >> people said you shouldn't go to the people, and get their views in a statewide vote about whether or not to raise taxes. i made a pledge when i ran for governor, two years ago, that i would number one, tell the truth. no more smoke and mirrors operate budget, level with people. seek a vote of the people before any new taxes. and thirdly, bring government closer to the people. last night, that path forward vindicated my confidence in the -- that the people of california can make sound judgments in the context of tens of thousands of fewer teachers, massive cuts in public education, thousands of courses in community colleges, eliminated. redevelopment eliminated, cutbacks. there's been a real effort at paring back state government. in that context, of three in cuts, i see why people -- of three dollars in cuts i see why people voted. it is a balanced plan, sustainable and i continue tend to do whatever i can in the next two years to make sure we meet the high expectations that the majority of californians, expresse
votes and he will serve another four year term. but the other michael a. brown won't be returning. he came in third losing to david grosso by more than 15,000 votes. brown lost ground after reports of missing money from his campaign. >>> maryland voters gave the green light on three big issues yesterday. one of the most controversial is gay marriage. it passed 52% to 48%. now the state will be the first to approve same sex marriage by popular vote. there's also question 7 which also passed 52% to 48%. this lets a casino in prince george's county and table games in five other gambling venues. there's also the dream act ballot which passed 59% to 41%. it means undocumented immigrants are now allowed to pay in-state tuition at local community colleges. matt jablow has more on what this means for maryland. [ people chanting ] >> reporter: the mood at the maryland in hyattsville was downright jubilant when it became clear that maryland voters had resoundingly approved question 4, the so- called dream act. this allows undocumented immigrants and their children to pay in-state tuition rates
. so among the night's narrow wins. elizabeth warren ousted republican senator scott brown in massachusetts. >> an amazing campaign. and let me be clear, i didn't build that, you built that. and despite the odds, you elected the first woman senator to the state of massachusetts. >> well, to brown who conveyed his gratitude in his concession speech last night. take a listen. >> let me tell you something, i have left everything in this battle and i'll tell you what, i just want to thank you for the opportunity. and whatever, whatever the future holds, i am a fortunate man to be where i've been. >>> well, another high profile, hard fought win for the democrats. senator claire mccaskill. she held on to her seat in new jersey after he republican congressman's todd akin comments made headlines. >> it's over. it's done. it's too red. it's just too red. there is no way that claire mccaskill can survive. well, you know what happened, you proved them wrong. >>> and in connecticut congressman christopher murphy defeated former wrestle iing ce linda mcmahon. she spent her own money on
that they're against the initiative. no on 32. keeping unions -- still no jerry brown yet. and just a short while ago, yes on prop 30 actually took a small lead. so this crowd has been -- they say they were optimistic and still waiting to hear from the governor. we will bring it to you as soon as he's here. >> and proposition 38 and competing tax measure is on the ballot. this one looks like it's going down in defeat. supporters say prop 38 will generate ability 10 billion dollars for schools opponents arresting tax on the middle class and could force family businesses to cut jobs or move out of state. >> social media, it was huge tonight. especially twitter and facebook. >> what's trending in social media at this hour. eric. >> new topics since the president made his speech. now, minutes after the major networks began calling the race for president obama, twitter says election related tweets spiked to 327,000 per minute if you can get your arms around that. one comment that more people read and shared than any other and we'll share that with you. president obama's twitter account sent out
as chairman after kwame brown pleaded guilty of theft and resigned in june. there will be a special election to fill mendelson's old seat on the council. >>> michael brown lost his seat on the d.c. council. an independent won. derrick ward spoke with him. he joins us live in northeast d.c. >> how are you, keith? we are in northeast. this is a neighborhood where dave lives. he will become the newest member of the d.c. council after being elected last night. in being elected, he unseated incumbent michael brown, an independent who already conceded his personal financial problems didn't help his chances of being reele reelected. as voters, look at the voting record. he was able to strike a resident cord with voters in the district. those who are reform minded. he now joins the council and the government who has their own share of issues, past and present. we spoke with him about how he feels he fits into the whole scheme of things. >> i think the people of the district of columbia feel they are engaged. if they can have a say in where we are going go. electing me makes that statement. also, the
for michael brown. he came in third behind david grosso. more than 15,000 votes shy. two months before the election the son of late commerce secretary ron brown revealed more than $100,000 went missing from his campaign account. no charges were filed but the criticism came at a critical time. on top of that, the "washington examiner" reported the now former councilman did not report $8,000 in contributions to his re-election campaign. so let's turn the attention back to grosso who is he? a district native. he got a law degree from georgetown and worked for ward 6 at one time and headed up care first discoverment affairs -- government affairs office. during his run he raised more than $150,000 and also pointed at brown's financial problems. he is the first challenger to unseat a sitting council member since 2004. looks like voters wanted some overhaul although a former mayor marion barry continues to represent the district's poorest ward. also three others continue another term. they are -- alexander, bouser and jack evans. coming up at 6:00 i'll be back the break down other ballot issu
brown's tax initiative to raise money for education. he went for a final push to get proposition 30 passed. amberly is in sack where -- sacramento where the governor is scheduled to watch the returns. >> we are inside of the main ballroom in downtown sheraton in downtown sacramento. this is where the governor jerry brown and prop 30 are holding a watch party after the polls close at 8:00. workers have set up the decorations, signs and a podium. the governor spent the morning in oakland. he voted at a fire stationary his home. he held a press conference to try to get last minute report for prop 30. if passed. the statewide initiative will raise income and sales tacks to help prevent cuts to schools. if it fails, they say schools will face a 6 billion-dollar in cuts. opponents call it a shell game and say there's no guarantee that money will be use the for schools. back here live, we checked in with democratic party officials to see when the governor is scheduled to arrive at the party. they will only say sometime after 8:00. that is the latest from here. amberly. ktvu. >>> the socia
. [chanting "warren"] yeah, i love you, too. this't have to tell you was a tough campaign. senator brown and i had our differences, but he and i just spoke and he sent his congratulations. i hope you'll join me in thanking senator brown for his service to the commonwealth. [applause] we wish scott and gail and their daughters nothing but the best. nothing but the best. [applause] i also want to speak to senator brown's supporters. the message you sent was clear. we need leaders in washington who are willing to break the partisan gridlock and work regardless of party. i know i did not earn your vote, but i promise i will work to earn your support. [cheers and applause] there are many people to thank tonight. i am going to start with my husband bruce. [applause] i also want to thank my kids, my beautiful grandkids, my brothers, my in-laws, my cousins, my nieces and nephews here in massachusetts and all across the country. senator kerrey, governor patrick, mayor, thank you for your support, for your encouragement, and most of all for your leadership. you were real fighters in my corner and i appr
brown with one of his political fights. voters passed his ballot measure calling for higher taxes prop 30. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains what prop 30 means for california taxpayers. good morning, anne. >>> reporter: this is probably the headliner in state politics, proposition 30. it was called very early this morning that prop 30 did pass. in the end, 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. but almost 4.5 million voters said yes to prop 30. the nos 46% of the vote, less than 4 million people voted no on prop. people who earn more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny more for every $4 you spend. now, funding for schools was the deciding factor for a lot of voters here. governor brown had threatened to cut $6 billion from schools and colleges if prop 30 didn't pass. in fact, this year's budget assumes that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's abou
senate. and they've reclaimed ted kennedy's seat with elizabeth warren's win over scott brown in massachusetts. >> this was a win for america's middle class. >> reporter: the election now decided, lawmakers from both parties face the daunting task of getting work done in a capitol as polarized as ever. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan was re-elected to his wisconsin house seat. he returns to capitol hill with new stature and a new title, the republican to beat in 2016. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >> brian mooar, thank you very much. >>> this morning california public schools are to longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, it has failed. overnight, prop 30 did pass. prop 30 is governor brown's tax initiative. this will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for a total of 7 years and also raise the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30 and the devastating cuts that are now avoided, les go to nbc bay ar
of columbia, the fate of michael a. brown. district voters ousted brown from the d.c. council after a string of revelations about his personal and political finances. just another episode for d.c. voters growing more concerned about ethics and local politics. let's take a look here at the ipad results. these were two city at large positions that were up for grabs. vincent orange of course ruling the day here getting 36% of the vote. but david grosso actually coming in at 20% versus 15% for michael brown. this really became an election about character and we didn't just see that with these two men running for that particular office. it also came with the question a charter amendment, charter amendment number 5, voters said yes to allowing the council to expel a council member for gross mission conduct. let me show -- misconduct. let me show you this here. on question 5 the amendment, 86% of voters in the district volted in favor of that against 14%. it also came up in amendment 6, this would be disqualification from the d.c. council. 22% against and 76% for it. and one more question. amendmen
of legitimate rape. >>> elizabeth warren beat scott brown. warren has risen through the dreamtic party since she was appointed president obama's consumer watchdog. so a few changes in some of the races. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> we have picked ourselves up. we are fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that, for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. come. >> president barack obama giving his speech to supporters after claiming victory in the white house. >> mitt romney could not put together the electoral map he needed to defeet the president. as it stands, president obama has 303. romney received 206. florida's 29 electoral votes have not yet been awarded but again, the outcome there will not affect the president's re- election. >>> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. hope you got a little rest. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it is finally done. it's finally done. the election is finally -- >> i think that makes everybody feel better. >> now i'm seeing commercials i haven't seen in months. >> we'll get to all the election
more issues on about last night. first cup, a tax proposed by governor jerry brown in california, tax increase. wouldn't you know, president -- residents of the formerly golden state voted for governor brown's proposition, proposition 13. they are going to get a tax increase. michigan, voters rejected a proposal that would have changed the constitution and guarantee employees the right to organize and collectively bargain. a loss for the unions in michigan. colorado, they voted for the use and regulation of marijuana recreation league. 53-46. more on that with the judge who is celebrating this.com. he is libertarian. we want to dig deeper on these numbers from yesterday. from the exit poll president obama won the latino vote overwhelmingly, 71-47. along with the conventional wisdom was this would be closer. even a tie but the president won by 11 points. young voters under age 30, 60% for the president, 37% for romney. joining us, the marist institute for public opinion. welcome back. i was wrong in all three areas. latinos, women and youth. why -- not why, but why was i so wrong. >> y
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